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Huckabee, Santorum Plan Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

July 27, 2012 by  

Huckabee, Santorum Plan Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day
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Aug. 1 is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

Following Chick-fil-A President and CEO Dan Cathy’s comments on traditional marriage, gay rights activists are making plans to boycott the restaurant until the cows come home. They found Cathy’s remarks utterly disturbing. But Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a different plan in mind.

The two Republicans are organizing Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

“No signs and no protests are needed to make your voice heard,” Santorum wrote in an email on Wednesday. “Just simply have a meal at Chick-fil-A on August 1 for ‘Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day’ and our support for traditional values will be heard loud and clear.”

In an interview that has caused a firestorm, Cathy told the Baptist Press: “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. We are a family-owned business, a family-led business, and we are married to our first wives. We give God thanks for that.”

Since making the comment, Cathy has faced pressure on many fronts.

“You called supporters of gay marriage ‘prideful,’” wrote Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to Cathy. “Here in Boston, to borrow your own words, we are ‘guilty as charged.’ We are indeed full of pride for our support of same sex marriage and our work to expand freedom to all people.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested that Chick-fil-A is unwelcome in Chicago, saying: “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values. …If he’s in the business of selling chicken in Chicago, he should be in the business of having equal rights for everyone.”

Muppet maker Jim Henson Co. has refused to work with Chick-fil-A “on any future endeavors.”

Gay advocacy group Equality Illinois is urging people to eat at restaurants on Aug. 1 that support same-sex marriage. The group is also urging gay and lesbian couples to “show their disdain for Chick-Fil-A’s policies with public displays of affection in front of their restaurants.”

More than 100,000 people have vowed to eat at Chick-fil-A on Aug. 1 to show their support of Cathy.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I SAW THIS STORY ON ANOTHER SITE. DEMOCRATIC “gays” WERE RIDICULING Senator Rick Santorum BECAUSE HE STATED Chick-fil-A HAS A Chick-fil-A Sauce. IT IS JUST LIKE DEMOCRATIC “gays” TO “SPLIT HAIRS” IN AN ARGUMENT WHEN THEY HAVE NOTHING CONSTRUCTIVE TO SAY. Chick-fil-A SHOULD STAND FOR TRADITIONAL FAMILIES.

    I WILL BE SO GLAD WHEN Congress SHUTS “gays” DOWN!

  • Warrior

    The best part of this story is mayor “tiny dancer” just a couple days before partnered with louis farrakan of the nation of islam fame to, in essence, deputize farrakan followers to police the black neighborhoods of chicago. If I’m not mistaken, farrakan is “not” repeat “not” a big proponent of “gays”.

    Hypocrite? You be the judge.

    • Derek Schneider

      Hypocrite is right. Farrakhan is also a HUGE ANTI-SEMITE making Rahm Emanuel the biggest hypocrite around.

    • Kat

      Gays, unfortunately, are stoned to death in the Islamic religion, they are not “equal” on any basis. Apparently, the mayor of Chicago is not aware of that tidbit. AND how come it is o k for everyone to have personal opinions except Christian’s? Christians are expected, no demanded to be tolerant of everything and everyone, but it is not the same of the other side? Of course not….as my dad said, the loudest, squeaky wheel gets the grease! PS SCARRYYYYYY thing for Emmanuel and Farrakahn to be in the same bed. Heads up Chicago!

      • JON

        And in the Bible women are supposed to keep silent and remain subservient to man – 1 Timothy 2:12. Try it out sometime!

      • Tim

        So we should adopt Islamic law and stone everyone we don’t like…ok I’ll start with you!

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “Warrior,”

      Nation of Islam BELIEVES NEGRO-MALE HOMOSEXUALS ARE AN EMBARASSMENT TO “black manhood.” Nation of Islam BELIEVES NEGRO MALES SHOULD FATHER CHILDREN.

    • Gary

      Where can I buy some sandwiches to send to a homeless shelter. I do not have Chick-Fil-A restaurants in my area but want to buy some on the first of August to donate.

      Thanks,

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “Gary,”

        SIR – ACTUALLY, YOU HAVE A GREAT IDEA. NEGROES ARE A LARGE PORTION OF THE HOMELESS POPULATION. SINCE MOST NEGROES BELIEVE HOMOSEXUALS ARE GOING TO “hell,” THEY ARE “IN-STEP” WITH, Dan Cathey.

  • Carl S

    The Bert and Ernie muppets are queer anyway.

    • nw

      Jim Henson Co is doing a service to Chick Filet A by withdrawing any future endeavors. Saves Chick Filet A from being sued.

      • Eat Mor Chikin

        Screw Jim Henson Co. I will never, ever buy another muppet anything. See you all at Chick-fil-A on 08/01/12. And why not add a kiss to your hetero wife or husband when you place your order. You go Dan Cathy – you are my hero.

    • JON

      They are puppets! Your are stupid!

  • eric

    Awesome!

    Is a small comment of an honest opinion all it takes to gets these freaks out of my sight, while I’m trying to eat my lunch in peace, without watching two dudes necking the next table over?

    Wish it would have happened years ago!

    Think I’ll be frequenting Chick-fil-A more often.

    • Mike in MI

      eric -
      “awesome”, I agree. And, if the homos continue the Chick-Fil-A boycott I can guarantee that as long as they boycott, Chick-Fil-A’s will be among the best places to eat to avoid infection cross-contamination from other customers.
      See, male homosexual acts cause their nervous and immune systems to be substantially depressed in important aspects for about 54 hours after they perform. Then it kicks back in again. The longer they participate in such behavior the weaker they become and more vulnerable to virtually any kind of viral or bacterial infection. They don’t automatically get sick because not all their defenses are taken down.
      They can, however, become like a walking inoculated petridish of cultures after they’ve been doing it for a while, been very promiscuous or done it at a high frequency for a while (like 3 times per week = 162/168 hours in a week with immune system down).
      So, if the homos are boycotting Chick-Fil-A and you want to be sure you can feel safe eating somewhere that will be cleaner…seek out a Chick-Fil-A. I cant say the same for KFC.

  • MontanaGrandmom

    If there were a Chik-fil-A in my neck of the woods, I would break my ‘no fast food’ rule on Aug 1 to support them. As far as I can see, all they did was state their position/opinion on same sex marriage. I believe we still have the right to hold and state a personal opinion or belief. Everyone has the choice to spend their money where ever they choose. If you really don’t agree with a what a company has stated, spend your money somewhere else, no need to make such a fuss. These complainers act like spoiled children.I don’t agree with some policies of a certain Big Box retailer so I am willing to pay a ittle more somewhere else for an item I may need that they sell at a better price. i may not shut the company down, but I can sleep at night knowing I haven’t supported them in any way.Freedom of choice. We still have that for now.

    • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

      Well said Montana Grandmom and I agree 100%. I will break my tail and drive 50 miles on August 1st, to eat at a Chick-fil-A restaurant, and I dare any Gay to get in my way.

      • Mike in MI

        Well, Grandmom ad Jack -
        All you have to do is watch libs for a while or read up on the history of government change to any form of socialist domination from whatever existed before.
        This kind of mind and speech control is the rule…and they’ll take your financial and religious freedoms just as quick, too.
        Interesting, isn’t it, how the presumed authority they assume to themselves is so pervasive and out of proportion culturally, especially in relation to their miniscule numbers.
        Shows you how (negatively) spiritually infused and aligned politics and the homos are.
        Even just consenting with them that, “It’s alright for them if that’s what they want to do; but I’d never do it”, is dangerous. Not for them but for you….us. It lets the camel get his nose under the tent.

    • Gary L

      You are right Grandmom. The libs and gays are all for choice unless your choice doesn’t line up with thiers. It is not enough that there agenda is puched on us. We are supposed to embrace thier perversion as well.

  • Bill Scantlen

    Now across this nation there are only 2 chain restaurants that I will spend my money in.
    1. Dennys— welcome CCW’s
    2. Chick-Fil-A- and you can guess why.

    • butterflier

      i second that

    • JJ

      I also agree with that.

    • Sue

      Forgive my ignorance, what does CCW stand for?

      • Cliffystones

        Concealed carry weapons.

    • Bob

      i third that homo gotta go back in closet at least. If God approved why Sodomon and Gomorrah? what was the lesson, there? huuuuuu????? what was he saying when he destroyed those 2 towns, O yea, Go Gays he was saying, do what feels good, do as your emotions tell you. Yea right!

  • Phil Sanchez

    Isn’t it amazing the “tolerant” left tries to put you out of business if you disagree with them? Can you no longer have an opinion of your own?

    • Nadzieja Batki

      Support Chik-Fil-A with your patronage. Just have your lunches there. Irritate a Leftist.

    • Jon

      So many politicians and their cronies confuse the term “politically correct” with correct. To use government power to restrict private enterprise or personal opinion is despicable and “Constitutionally incorrect”. In this case, people who don’t like the store’s opinions, they can certainly take their custom elsewhere– it’s their right. They can also voice their opinions. What must never happen is for one person or group to insist the government enforce one opinion over another. Of course, for saying that, I will probably be put on Holder’s terrorist list (if I’m not already there for daring to display an American flag on July Fourth).

  • Rebecca

    Let them eat beef.

  • MaryAnne

    DOES EVERYONE IN CHICAGO SPEAK ENGLISH? JUST SAYING……………

  • JJ

    Makes me ashamed to be from Chicago. I think Rahm is a consummate politician that points out why we don’t trust Politicians at all any more. Since when did Chicago become pro gay. I think with their budget problems they should keep quiet. Ever hear of “misdirection”?

    • Gary L

      Rahm Emanuel is a consummate dumb ass…but that is synonymous with consummate politician.

  • Norm

    Huckabee and Santorum live in a world of intolerance and use religion to suit their ideals and agendas.
    If you like the chicken buy it, if you don’t don’t.
    It’s that simple

    • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

      You’re wrong Norm. Huckabee and Santorem live in a world of higher ideals and personal behavioral decorums. Sounds like you are intolerant of anyone who disagrees with you and you use your own personal sectarian/anti-Christian views to suit your ideals and agendas. Do you understand the word “Hypocrite”?

      • JON

        You’re what I call a oxygen wasting joke with a tiny little mind.

        • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

          You verified my point “Jon”. Now just go snuggle up with your boyfriend and feel better.

      • JON

        He’s not my boyfriend. He’s my legal husband of 6 years [Thank You Canada!!!] and together for 18 years. And we do like to cuddle, just like you do with the one you love.
        I hope you do share your life with a loving person. All the best to you!

      • Palin16

        Jon,
        Ewwww gross! Got Aids Yet (G.A.Y.) ?

      • JON

        To PALIN16. Just by your reaction, it’s plain that (offensive comment removed). How sad and pathetic you have chosen to be.

      • Palin16

        Jon,
        “….that I have chosen to be?” I thought you perverts claim you were born that way, that it’s not a choice. Don’t get your panties in a wad!

      • JON

        To PALIN16: Why don’t you go back to your trashy little single wide, dyed roots, size 20 pants, and have a nice cup of coffee. Your brother-husband is waiting for you to make another devil child.

      • JeffH

        JON, unlike yourself, Palin16 has a wife.

        FYI, before you go off on a tangent, there was nothing anti-gay in my comment…it’s the truth.

        By the way, have you ever tried Chic-Fil-A? I had one on Wednesday and it was pretty good and I think I’ll go back abd show my support again on Aug. 1st too

    • Gary L

      How about tolerance for Chic fil-a and others who feel the same way. They are as free to have thier own opinion as the gays are. They may have the right to be openly gay, but we have the right not to like it.

  • Denise

    “eat more chiken!!”

  • Sue

    Our entire household will be eating Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at 3 different Chic-Fil-A locations next Wednesday to show our support.

    • JON

      You might as well eat there for every meal. That way you’d be full of fat AND crap!

  • jhm47

    Isn’t it ironic that Chic-Fil-A’s stance is virtually identical to Obama’s stance (that is till he was “enlightened)? Of course liberals will studiously ignore that fact.

    • Palin16

      Not only Obummer’s stance, but Bill Clinton’s too, the guy who brought us Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.

  • Gramma Sally

    I’m 100% with Chic-Fil-A. I don’t even know where one is. I would strongly support it.
    Yes, what does CCW stand for? What can u expect from those Chicago Progressive brain farts anyway?

  • PJ

    Concealed Carry Weapon.

  • big jack

    As far as I’m concerned the two mayors let the cat out of the bag. This is not limited to boston or chicago, the attitudes of the two mayors reflect what the liberals, progressives, socialists, or communists ( whatever they call themselves today ) want for the country. The hubris of both mayors deciding who or who can’t get a business license base on what their views are on a particular subject is pure tyranny. Talk about usurpation of freedom.
    But these are the views of the left. Now consider also the plans of the mayor of chicago,
    he has called on the nation of islam to police the streets of chicago. And the man who heads the nation of islam has stated he would cause a revolution in America. Excuse me but where in the hell do we get these people to govern these cities ?. What is wrong with the citizens of these cities? Can you imagine if the citizens of these two large cities condone these actions. Is it any wonder this country is in the shape it is.

  • Judy

    Go Chic-fil-A, I love it, and I’m am sick and tired of the attack from the left on anything and everything that views the world different then them. It’s stuff like this that leads us down the road to civil war. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what Obama and his cronies would like to see. Why can’t people just let other people do their own thing without continually looking for something to complain about. I mean really why does someone’s religious opinion having anything to do with where you eat, no one is forcing these goof balls to eat there anyway. Good grief this is one of the dumbest complaints I’ve ever seen by the left, shows what a mindless bunch they really are.

    • JON

      (personal attack deleted)

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “JON,”

        I THINK YOU AND I HAVE CROSSED PATHS ON ANOTHER SITE. WE ARE BOTH MALE HOMOSEXUAL.

        SIR, I AM NOT TRYING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO – YOU ARE AN ADULT.

        IT SEEMS THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE ON THIS SITE WHO DO NOT RECOGNIZE (OR, UNDERSTAND) THE IDEOLOGY OF THE MAJORITY ON THIS SITE. AS AN ATHEIST, IT IS USELESS TO GET INTO AN ARGUMENT WITH PEOPLE WHO WILL NEVER ACCEPT YOUR VALUES. AS HOMOSEXUALS, I THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO OPPOSE Personal Libertarians ON TOPICS WHICH MATTER. Chick-fil-A DOES NOT MATTER. I DO NOT THINK YOU “REACHED” Jack Clark WITH YOUR PASSIONATE COMMENTS ABOUT YOUR LIFE.

  • Watcher

    It is not God like or Christian to know that the chickens are abused and come from chicken mills and fed chemicals to make them fat and they can’t even walk in most instances and they never see the light of day. Is that Christian? Hell No it isn’t Every part of Chick-fil-A’s food has chemicals in it! No sane person who was raised on a farm or have had their own gardens and chickens would ever buy this stuff but they never look to see what they are eating – they just buy and eat. We want non-GMO, non-chemical laden foods from restaurants – we want Organic food! We American Citizens want our food, water, air and soil cleaned up! We want NO more Roundup Ads when Big Pharma knows what destruction it causes. So Chick-filled with chemicals – we won’t buy your awful food!
    We all must avoid these places like a plague because that’s what they are – our children are poisoned by this food and they can’t take any weight off because these foods are laden with chemicals that actually make the body fatter. And – turn off the TV and get outside while we still have a country that’s not war torn by Obombya.

    • Bob

      Watcher, I thank yoo jes mite bee a little bit nutts.!!!

      • JON

        Please learn how to spell.

  • jack

    wish we had a chic in Canada. I would be there often!

    • JON

      Thankfully here in Canada, there is marriage for everyone, and the fabric of the family, the “time-space continuum” hasn’t collapsed. Canada is a better country than the U.S. by far!!!!

      • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

        Fine “JON”. So just stay there.

  • Don Wright

    August 1, 2012 I will take a trip to the local Chick -Fil-A and have lunch… in fact I’ll eat there often. Wouldn’t it be terrific if their sales skyrocketed! Let’s show gay activists and the disreputable mayors that seem more enamored of them than straight people that we are the majority!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • JON

      I’m surprised you also add Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans to you list because white people are the majority!!!!!!

      Stop embarrassing yourself jerk wad!!!!!

  • Yankeebeansouper

    Can’t you people see that this is just another political maneuver? Everything in politics consist of extremes, there is no middle ground and the public swallows it by loving their side, beliefs and agenda while hating their opponents side, beliefs and agenda.. More extremes. When are we going to stop allowing those in the background to use us? When are we going to be willing to compromise? I’m an independent, I lean toward the fringes of democrats yet I also like some of the republicans ideas.. When are we going to be willing to adopt the best of both parties? I’m willing.

    • JON

      WOW!!! Someone with civility. Thank you for your levelheaded comment! Compromise is necessary sometimes if there is to be any success of making anything happen.

      I sometimes can’t believe the content in the comments people leave on here. It makes me sad to see how people have let themselves become so hateful towards others, just because that may feel different about an issue or topic. Those often seem to be the ones who are supposedly “Christian”. Everything to them in totally black and white. They would never move an inch on most issues.

      Even if President Obama presented a plan that they would normally support, more than likely, they would oppose him just because it’s Obama.

      Anyway…

      PEACE!!!

  • swampfox

    Cool!
    If the homo’s and but monkeys want to boycott chick file.a then fine,
    At least I know now where I can go eat without having to look at one or more depraved slavering depraved rump rangers smooching and whatnot.

    • JON

      PALIN16 wins the “most hateful comment of the day award”! She asked me if I “GOT AIDS YET? [g.a.y.]” She is just sooo funny! She should take her act on the road!

      Gee PALIN16, why don’t you ask all those orphaned children in Africa who parents died from aids, if they “got aids yet?”. Better yet, why don’t you ask all woman if they “got breast cancer yet?” Hey, any other disease you’d like to ask if anyone has “got it yet”?!?

      You are probably single? I couldn’t imagine any intelligent man [or woman] would want to be married to a person such as yourself.

      I wish for you the best! I also wish for you a change of heart, mind, and spirit. The ones you have seem to be broken.

      PEACE!!!

  • http://survivingurbancrisis.wordpress.com Silas Longshot

    I was thinking just now about those fags who will be doing the ‘kiss-in’ thing, and how interesting if unknown ‘rednecks’ duct taped them together while they were earning their disgust points and then put them back into the nearest closet. But that would not be ‘nice’, so I dropped the idea.

  • Palin16

    If you go to Chick-Fil-A’s website and press the Locations button, you can find the nearest one to you. Unfortuneatly, the closest one to me is 250 miles away in Flagstaff, AZ but I’ll be there in spirit and will look for one to patronize on my next road trip. Two can play the boycott game. Yesterday a list of companies that support homosexual marriage was announced, including Amazon, Blockbuster, and Burger KIng. We can boycott these too.

    • JON

      Please go to Chick-Fil-A to maintain your ever-widening child bearing hips.

  • JON

    “PALIN16″ wins the “most hateful comment of the day award”! She asked me if I “GOT AIDS YET? [g.a.y.]” She is just sooo funny! [not] She should take her act on the road! [not]

    Gee PALIN16, why don’t you ask all those orphaned children in Africa who parents died from aids, if they “got aids yet?”. Better yet, why don’t you ask all woman if they “got breast cancer yet?” Hey, any other disease you’d like to ask if anyone has “got it yet”?!?

    You are probably single? I couldn’t imagine any intelligent man [or woman] would want to be married to a person such as yourself.

    I wish for you the best! I also wish for you a change of heart, mind, and spirit. The ones you have seem to be broken.

    PEACE!!!

  • What?Me Worrie? @2012

    What is this world coming to?Gays(they have certainly ruined the true meaning of that word)are stepping into dangious grounds if they keep this up!!!being a queer knows he or she is wrong,but if thats the way they want to live,its their choice.just so long as it doesn’t effect my rights to speak freely of my own opinions,and choices!!!!I will not listen to anyone that tears duwn my rights to be sfright(or normal!!!)

    • JON

      That is only YOUR opinion! Normal people don’t think as you do. Hate-filled, clueless, moronic, stupid, bigots (dumb sh*ts) and their small mindedness do!

  • middleman @2012

    That goes double for me too!!!!!

  • Gangbustert@2012

    I have,and never will,except Gays(queers) as an alternate life style!!!!In my fathers time they used to beat the hell out of them.and get away with it(1940-1950′s)If any of these kind of people ever try any of this crap with me,I will do thesame!!!!

    • JON

      I have, and never will, except hate-filled, clueless, moronic, stupid, bigots (dumb sh*ts) and their small minded, self righteous lifestyle!!!! In my fathers time they used to beat the hell out of them.and get away with it. If any of these kind of people ever try any of this crap with me, I will do the same!!!!

      • Palin16

        Do you mean “accept” rather than “except”? Talk about dumb!

      • JON

        If you weren’t so busy being pathetic you would have noticed I was copying his spelling. Go back under you layer of pond scum!

  • Gangbustert@2012

    Good remark!!!!

  • Middlemant@2012

    My opinion as well!!!!!!Gangbuster!!!!

  • JON

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

    Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness of his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and t

  • Palin16

    No one has time to read such a long post. Why don’t you enlighten us on the art of teabagging instead?

    • JON

      Make an acronym from the following
      Clear Understanding No Thought

      • Palin16

        FYI, I am male and not the least bit overweight so all your assumptions are wrong. Why do you come to a conservative site and expect sympathy? Go to Huff Post and hang out with your own type.

      • JON

        PALIN16: you certainly came across and sounded like a woman. My mistake.
        Yes. I know this is a conservative site. I never expect sympathy for anything, just civility. Yeah, like that exists on this site. I find people who call themselves conservative, usually aren’t. They’re simply a$$holes. This site is full of them. You included. I find the mentality around here to be quite a study in sociology, as well as pathetic. I find it hard to believe sometimes, after reading the comments, what a backwards society we have in America. No wonder so many people around the world hate Americans. After moving from The U.S. to Canada, I have a much more worldly view. The U.S. is NOT the be all and end all of countries on the planet. It has only 5% of the population. It’s becoming a country of ignorant and obese people [stupid & fat]. It also has 50% of all the guns on the planet as well. That’s why there are more gun deaths in America than any other country….another reason America is falling apart, the ridiculous gun culture.

        Maybe I should hangout at Huffington Post as well. At least I’d find a class of people with actual civility towards one another and something intelligent to say. They wouldn’t be relentlessly ganging up on someone for a different view on an issue like they do here.

        I hope Obama gets reelected. For one, he’s a better man for the job than Romney. Two, just to piss you off. Ron Paul, would be a good man for the job, but the powers that be don’t seem to want him or like what he stands for or what he has to say. He was always the best man at all the GOP debates. There were either over inflated egomaniacs like Gingrich or total whack-jobs like Michele Bachmann {and her sooo very flaming closet case husband] That’s conservatives for ya!

  • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

    LOL – you’re so right Palin16. This “JON” character is so stupid he makes a short green Zuchinni look intelligent. As a matter of fact he probabley curls up in bed with a Zuchinni when his boyfriend isn’t in his bed.

    • JON

      You people are so f^^king funny.

      Why are you so obsessed with gay sex? I guess you enjoy a good zucchini since you were the one who brought it up. I’m sure PALIN16 could only get a zucchini to do her anyway. I also don’t give a f**k what you think of me. Your comments are so laughable.

      I have an 18 year monogamous relationship with my best friend [age 65 & 54] We are also legally married [6 years in Canada] America sucks! And I was born there. I am a respected member and contributing member of my community. The rural community supports us and our relationship. It’s because of our character, not what we do in the bedroom. We have personally helped to raise over $100,000 dollars for charity. What have you done for your community? Sit on your a$$?

      I feel so sad for people like you. You seem to have nothing better to do than put people down, make fun of them, and think you are so f**king superior. Please try again!

      If you actually knew me personally you wouldn’t say any of the crap you do. You’re nothing more than a coward who uses the anonymity of the internet to be an a$$ and a person without character or any respect for others.

      I’ll pray for you!

    • Palin16

      Jack, it’s no use even talking to this Jon character anymore. His heterophobia is plain for all to see. Look how many “offensive comments removed” he’s scored in just a couple of days.

      • JON

        I used the word vagina. Heaven forbid I use the word for a female body part. They consider that offensive.
        Of course, they think it’s perfectly acceptable for others to use derogatory terms like ‘queer’ or ‘faggot’. What a total double standard!
        Hmmm…..Maybe they should rename the website to ‘Personal Bigotry Digest”. It seems to fit most of the people on here!

  • lean and mean 2012

    A queer by any other name is still a”QUEER”

    • JON

      Then I guess you’re still QUEER!

  • Oldbut not Gay 2012

    If the gays had any brains,they would know that they are wrong!!!! How can the human race go on if everyone was”Gay?”

    • JON

      I have a brain and I think you’re an idiot! The human race goes on because straight parents keep making lots of straight and gay babies. Woo hoo!

  • http://PersonalLibertyAlerts. Jack Clark

    WOW “JON”, talk about a hippocrite. Go back and re-read all of your last 4 or 5 days postings and pray for forgiveness for your own degenerate self.

    • JON

      You first, bigot boy!

  • dontmelaught@2012

    Expressing ones opinions is a constitutional right without having to be called names such as Dumb,idiot,morons,palin 16 and jon your both off the wall with your rude,uncalled for remarks.both of you have called several people on this web-site”dumb,Queer,idiot”before i would start passing judgements on others,maybe you should look at yourselves first,i’m sure there would be lots of room for improvement!!!!

  • tinytimnot @2012

    I could not have said it better,dontmakemelaugh!!!!The gay people know there wrong,thats why they get so mad when other people tell them they are!!!!

    • JON

      Wrong about what?

  • talldarkandhandsome @2012

    I totally agree JACK CLARK!!!!Talk about a hippocrite!!!!

  • Chris

    It seems that Jon has appointed himself as spokesman for the gay community. He is not interested in anything but forcing his views upon everyone else. So come on lets hear your smart reply to this.

    • JON

      Nope, just speaking and thinking for myself. You should try it some time. You know, original ideas. You seem to speak like a freakin’ parrot…saying the say crap everyone else says.

  • justforthehellofit @2012

    Sticks and stones may break my bones.but words will never hurt me!!!!!Its good to see Straight people stand up !!!

    • JON

      It is great to see straight people stand up instead of sitting on their butts. More than a 1/3 of all Americans are obese. That’s pretty bad.

  • Ms. Judy Carol Ibezim

    He told his true feelings regarding gay marriage. I only question whether his christian beliefs reflect some discrimination in hiring such parties and he has the right to open up other restaurants if so desired. I don’t understand why these Republicans are being so vivid about it and I hope they will try to keep peace and help resolve any other conflicts.

  • Fedup@2012

    I wished that the people who state their comments ;would stay on the TOPIC.instead of going at each other like wild animals!!!!Its just shocking how rude some people(GAY?)can get!!!The Editors should not allow some of you people to carry on the way you do!!!!Why not list your comments in a nice and respectful way,and just respect other opinions!!!!!

  • fairplay@2012

    The gay people ,for the most part,are the ones that start name calling,once their told they are wrong!!!I have noticed this many times;as i’ve read many of the “comments”that are post on this web-site!!like you FEDUP,People may or may not accept gays,at least they should respect other peoples choices!!!!

  • fairplay@2012

    ps I agree fedup Stay on TOPIC Please!!!!!

  • http://none Todd

    I plan on going and spending about 50 to 60 bucks on the first of August. Chic-Fil-A, Best chicken sandwich out there!! I will now plan on going to eat there more than ever. Free speech is free speech in this country. As long as no laws are broken he has the right to say what he wants. God bless him.

    I know dozens of people that are going to eat there in support. The boycot that these people will put will fail big time just like they have before. Go push your views in another country, this is a country of free speech.

  • Fairplay2012

    Todd ,Good replie!!!!I will do like-wise!!!!!

  • fedup 2012

    I also agree with you Todd!!!Its not fair to get hammered when you express your views,and opinions,after all we do live in a free country!!I too,will support Chic-fil-A when ever I can!!!! I wish for the best for this company and its owners!!!!!

  • Damn Buster 2012

    Off Topic,Chris you may be right!!!And by the way, Jon, Being gay is not an original idea neither.Take a look at a history book sometime!!!I hope Huckabee will enjoy his meal,I know i will!!!!

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    ACCORDING TO AN ONLINE REPORT APPROXIMATELY 550,000 PEOPLE NATIONWIDE HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS TO EAT AT Chick-fil-A’s “Appreciation DAY,” AT THE REQUEST OF Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.

    ACCORDING TO THE REPORT, SINCE THE STATE OF MAINE HAS NO Chick-fil-As, Christian Civic League OF MAINE WILL SUPPORT Dan Cathey’s EFFORT BY UTILIZING TOUR BUSES TO BRING PEOPLE FROM MAINE TO Chick-fil-As IN MASSACHUSETTS.

  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    “Gay” FANATICS ARE “GOING NUTS” OVER Chick-fil-A’s “Appreciation Day.” IT SEEMS EVEN REPUBLICAN “gays” ARE GOING CRAZY. ACCORDING TO AN ONLINE REPORT, R. Clarke Cooper (Executive Director; Log Cabin Republicans), SAYS “gay marriage” SUPPORTERS HAVE NOTHING TO GAIN BY OPPRESSING SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES. ACCORDING TO Mr. Cooper, IF “gays” COULD “CLOSE-DOWN” ALL Chick-fil-As IT WOULD BE A HOLLOW VICTORY AT THE EXPENSE OF TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. CLEARLY, Mr. Cooper DOES NOT KNOW WHICH SIDE HE IS ON.

    Log Cabin Republicans [LCR] IS A “SHAM” ORGANIZATION. A-L-L POLITICAL “gays” ARE LIBERALS. Mr. Cooper IS A “DOUBLE-TALKING” HYPOCRITE, TRYING TO WEAR A REPUBLICAN FACE. DUE TO THEIR BEHAVIOR, LCR SHOULD SUPPORT THE KENYAN; IT IS IN Governor Mitt Romney’s BEST INTEREST TO AVOID THESE FOOLS.

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